Every 2017 Corvette Stingray Gets a Tiny Price Hike - Grand Sport Starts at $66,445
While Chevrolet Camaro sales have remained much lower than I would have expected for the new generation, sales of the C7 Corvette have remained strong since the car went on sale back in 2013. Sure, there have been some ups and downs over the past 3+ years, but the Corvette has continued to comfortably outsell every competitor in the American premium performance car segment.
Perhaps in an effort to keep interest and sales numbers high, General Motors has opted to apply a very modest $50 price increase to the entire Corvette Stingray lineup for the 2017 model year. Realistically, that price increase won’t make any difference to anyone buying a new Corvette this year, but for the sake of discussion, here is a quick look at the pricing schedules for the 2017 Corvette Stingray.
2017 Corvette Stingray Coupe and Convertible
The 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray will still be offered in six basic trimlines, whether you are ordering a coupe or convertible – 1LT, 2LT, 3LT and each of those trimlines with the optional Z51 performance package. Nothing in the trimline hierarchy has changed for the new model year.
The “base model” 2017 Corvette Stingray is the 1LT, with an MSRP of $56,445 and adding the Z51 package adds $5,000 to the price for a total of $61,445. The 217 Corvette 2LT starts at $60,900 with the 2LT/Z51 starting at $65,900 and the 3LT starts at $66,190 and $71,190 with Z51. Each of those prices are $50 more than the same package for the 2016 Corvette Stingray.
On the convertible side of things, the $50 trend continues, with the 2017 Corvette Stingray convertible 1LT starting at $60,445. As with the coupe, the Z51 package adds $5,000 to the convertible MSRP, so the 1LT convertible with Z51 starts at $65,445. The 2017 Corvette Stingray convertible 2LT starts at $64,900 and $69,900 (Z51) while the top of the line Stingray convertible 3LT starts at $70,190 and $75,190 with the Z51 package.
2017 Grand Sport is a High Performance Bargain
The biggest Corvette news thus far for 2017 is the return of the Corvette Grand Sport. This new high performance package recently placed 4th among production cars and with a price starting at just $66,445, it is easily one of the most affordable cars towards the top of the Lightning Lap list.
Like the Stingray, the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is offered in 1LT, 2LT and 3LT trim, as either a coupe or a convertible. The Grand Sport coupe has starting prices of $66,445, $70,900 and $76,190 while the Grand Sport convertible has starting prices of $70,445, $74,900 and $80,190.(More on Page 2)
The two key options for the 2017 Corvette Grand Sport are the Z07 Performance Package ($7,995) and the 8-speed automatic transmission ($1,725). There are lots of dress up options for the Grand Sport as well, but in terms of going fast, the new Corvette Grand Sport with the Z07 package, the lightning-quick 8-speed automatic and destination prices out to just $76,165.
No Z06 Pricing Yet
Oddly, while Chevrolet.com has full pricing for the 2017 version of the Corvette Stingray and Grand Sport, only 2016 pricing and information remains for the Corvette Z06. Little has been said about the supercharged beast, but with rumors that GM is hard at work on a cooling solution, the company might be holding off on announcing pricing until they have offered up new performance information. Word on the street is that the Z06 will be getting an improved cooling system and that could be what the company is waiting for before adding the 2017 Z06 to the website.